posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:15 PM
REGARDING THIS POST:
The original photographs which were developed and scanned aboard the spacecraft were on 70mm film. The data from those scans was transmitted to Earth
and recorded on an Ampex FR-900 tape deck(s). Those tapes, along with some equipment, were were in storage for a long while before they were
transferred to Ames as part of a joint venture with NASA, The University of Alabama, and Dennis Wingo. The purpose being the both the preservation of
the images as well as providing widespread availability of the images.
I believe the original tapes are 2" tapes. I believe these are those tapes. I also think it's entirely possible that "Steve" may have confused the
tape size with the size of the original film in his zeal to release his scoop.
If the above is TRUE then that means SOMEWHERE the original 70mm
FILM would STILL be preserved in an archive....I'VE GOT A 70mm
FILM SCANNER that can do 4k resolution which would be FAR BETTER
than the FR-900 Ampex videotape archives...I've transferred
COLOUR 1940's 16mm film to HDTV that looked ASBOLUTELY FANTASTIC
just like it was yesterday because it was properly stored.
If we can get the original 70mm film, I'd be MORE THAN HAPPY
to transfer it at full 4K resolution (i.e. 4096 pixels by 2048 pixels)
to BOTH Uncompressed AVI and Uncompressed Quicktime video files!
If somebody has ANY IDEA of where the ORIGINAL FILM is
I'll take care of the rest....Contacts, Names, Places, Phone #'s
Email addresses, mailing addresses whatever you have send
the info to me and I'll see if I can track down the rest!
If I can pet permission from the copyright holders I would love
to put all that 70mm film to the public domain!
Email me at
Henry A. Eckstein
aka ATS User: StargateSG7
or phone me at
604-253-3990 Mon-fri 9-5pm only
so we can get the Film-to-Digital Video transfer going....